Conservation of the Robbin’s house bat in Ghana


In 2003, a rare synanthropic bat, Robbin’s house bat (Scotophilus nucella) was recorded from Mmem village.
This species is categorize as data deficient on IUCN red list. The range of this species is poorly known and it is unclear if this species is declining. The highest number of individuals known to science is 36, from which 31 were recorded from southwestern Ghana where this project is based. So far, we have recorded the highest numbers in the Mmem village inside the Krokosua Forest Reserve through the support of the Mohammed bin Zayed Species Conservation fund.

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Survey and conservation of Pohle’s fruit bat in the Eastern Region of Ghana

The Upper Guinean forest of Ghana is among the most important biodiversity hotspots in the world, but has hugely been devastated through human activities such as logging, farming and mining. However, the home of numerous endemic and unique species of high conservation value. Among them is Scotonycteris ophiodon (Pohle’s fruit bat) which is known from only five countries including Ghana.

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